Fiske College Guide Names UMW Among Nation’s Best

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The University of Mary Washington is the only institution in Virginia and the District of Columbia to be named as a “best buy” in the prestigious Fiske Guide to Colleges. This is the fifth consecutive year for UMW to be awarded this distinction. … [Read more...]

Governor Announces Appointments to UMW Board of Visitors

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The Virginia Governor’s Office today announced the appointment of former Virginia Senator Edd Houck and Fred Rankin, president and chief executive officer of Mary Washington Healthcare, to the Board of Visitors at the University of Mary Washington. … [Read more...]

UMW Joins Coalition to Double Study Abroad Participation

More than 300 UMW students study abroad each year through various programs, like this faculty-led trip to the Galapagos Islands. 
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The University of Mary Washington has pledged to join the Institute of International Education (IIE)’s Generation Study Abroad initiative to double the number of American students who study abroad by the end of the decade. … [Read more...]

A Look Back at Commencement Through Photos, Social Media

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  The University of Mary Washington captured memories of the 103rd commencement events - including the graduate ceremony on Friday, May 9 and undergraduate ceremony on Saturday, May 10 - through photos, stories and #UMW2014 on social media: … [Read more...]

Founder, President and CEO Rebecca Rubin Addresses UMW Graduates, May 10

Environmentalist Rebecca Rubin address graduates.

Founder, president and CEO of environmental consulting firm Marstel-Day Rebecca Rubin challenged graduates to be good stewards of the environment during the University of Mary Washington’s 2014 commencement address. … [Read more...]

UMW Launches $50 Million Fundraising Campaign

The Mary Washington First campaign aims to secure private funds for various initiatives, including for student scholarships.

The University of Mary Washington has publicly launched its $50 million Mary Washington First fundraising campaign. The announcement was made at a news conference on Friday, April 25, in the Jepson Alumni Executive Center. … [Read more...]

UMW Biology Professor Receives Fulbright Grant

Professor Dianne Baker

Dianne Baker, associate professor of biological sciences at the University of Mary Washington, has been selected to receive a 2014-2015 Fulbright U.S. Scholar grant. Baker will conduct research at the Norwegian University of Life Sciences in Oslo, Norway beginning in January 2015. … [Read more...]

Multicultural Fair Brings Thousands to UMW

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  Thousands gathered at the University of Mary Washington on Saturday, April 12 for the 24th annual Multicultural Fair. The event, one of the biggest at UMW, featured more than 30 diverse performances, numerous vendors, ethnic food and children's activities. For information about upcoming multicultural events at UMW, visit http://students.umw.edu/multicultural/. … [Read more...]

UMW Showcases STEM Activities

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Small drones buzzed overhead as more than 600 people viewed the latest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics in the Anderson Center at the University of Mary Washington on March 29 during the third annual  STEM Summit 16. … [Read more...]